The capitalist system promotes the cycle of violence in many ways and the preparation to become cannon fodder starts early in childhood.
It seems that in the intervening years, the country as a whole - and its political leaders in particular - have forgotten about this attack and its victims.
"When safety standards are cut, miners die. It's that simple. Let's not get to that point."
Peace activists joined many thousands of similar gatherings worldwide to remember the horror of the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.